Two things to make a house a home.

My cat and plants.

Who knew? I didn’t realize how much a pet completed our family. Pets are great for children. Growing up with animals makes well-rounded children, I believe. They learn responsibility, how to share their space and parents attention. They also learn to love something other than a human. Didn’t see that in a parenting book? Because it’s a life lesson.

Plants. Every house needs some green. This plant in the photo was actually a sympathy gift I received after I lost my mother. My green friend sent it in lieu of cut flowers. It’s sentimental and been with us for over a year.

I like to yearn for these items rather than stainless steel appliances, Pottery Barn pillows and other items we later regret buying.


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